Univ Of Colorado Won't Pull Investments From Israel

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The University of Colorado will not honor an activist group's request that the school pull investments from Israel.

The Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a measure to reaffirm its confidence and support of the CU treasurer's office and the professionals who make investment decisions.

The resolution, sponsored by Regent Jim Geddes, R-Sedalia, emerged after months of lobbying from activist Michael Raab, a CU graduate who started a grassroots movement asking CU to examine its investments and endowments and divest from companies that he says support "immoral occupation and apartheid" in Palestine.

Jewish organizations have said Rabb's proposal would divide the university.

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